BitLocker Drive Encryption Service (BDESVC)BitLocker Drive Encryption Service (BDESVC)

Registry Name


Display Name

BitLocker Drive Encryption Service


BDESVC hosts the BitLocker Drive Encryption service. BitLocker Drive Encryption provides secure startup for the operating system, as well as full volume encryption for OS, fixed or removable volumes. This service allows BitLocker to prompt users for various actions related to their volumes when mounted, and unlocks volumes automatically without user interaction. Additionally, it stores recovery information to Active Directory, if available, and, if necessary, ensures the most recent recovery certificates are used. Stopping or disabling the service would prevent users from leveraging this functionality.

Default Status


Default Startup Type

Manual (Trigger Start)

Image Path

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p

DLL File Path



The service depends on the following system components to function properly:
  • None
System components that depend on this service to function properly:
  • None

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Additional Information

None at this time